Enchanted Tiki Room Under New Management had a fire in the attic area of the attraction in early 2011 and has been closed since. The anticipated opening of the Tiki Room is August 2011...circumstances may be ripe for it to open "Under Old Management", as it's original version, to coincide with WDW 40th anniversary. This is only speculation at this point, but signs are indicating that it may be true! What do you think?
There’s a number of technological and financial hurdles that would have to be overcome in order to bring the original show back. For example, the Magic Fountain was removed; where is it today - in storage or scrapped? Were the waterlines and pumps closed off or removed, or still accessible? How will the original programming of the show, which ran off of 35mm movie film, be converted over to the system the new show is using.
I would love to see the Original Tiki Room to return. This was the one of Walt's original shows, and so appropriate for a return in 2011 for the 40th anniversary, if only for a short time.
But, bring back the Barker Bird!